Coyote Blue - Section 3: ch. 7-9 Summary & Analysis

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Section 3: ch. 7-9 Summary

In chapter seven, "The Children of the Large-Beaked Bird", in Crow Country in 1967, Samson Hunts Alone sits on a bench outside the sweat lodge as Pokey prays to the Great Spirit for good medicine. Uncle Harlan and his two sons, Harry and Festus, visit to witness Sam's first sweat, and Uncle Harlan mocks Pokey. Harlan disdains his heritage; he and Pokey are very different. The two men and two boys enter the sweat lodge which is so hot that Sam passes out and recovers only when water is splashed on his face. Harlan tells Sam that they did the naming ceremony while he was unconscious, and Sam is unhappy to learn that his new name is Squats Behind the Bush. Harlan mockingly asks Sam what he will do if he sees Old Man Coyote in his vision like Pokey...

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